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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a small, reasonably priced hotel in the Mountain View area, this is your hotel. Don't let the unimpressive exterior deter you. Inside is modern, well appointed, comfortable and up to date. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The linens and towels are clean and fresh. The toiletries are lovely and they even have shower...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Linda L. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. You are correct in so many ways on your evaluation of the hotel. The team does make this hotel as well as all the little touches. I agree with your scarce comment about the honor bar. The only reason we downsized it over the years...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights due to its close proximity to Silicon Valley where I had meetings over that time. The hotel is very comfortable and a good standard of service. Breakfast (included) is quite simple, buffet style - help yourself but enough to get you started for the day. Great location and off street parking (free) was a bonus....

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation and for taking the time to post this review. We will do our very best next time you stay with us to earn that 5th star. We are never satisfied until we get it right for you and every guest that walks through our doors. Have a wonderful day. Robin Donovan General Manager

Ballina, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had another great stay at the Avante! Comfortable, welcoming, helpful and consistent as always. The staff are super friendly, from Mary, Paty, Flor and the rest of the house keeping team, Nate and the desk team and all the staff in-between. Looking forward to joining you again soon!

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Marcus F. you just made my day that you publicly identified so many "heart of the house" staff by name. Our housekeeping team is amazing and not everyone takes the time to honor them. We will always do our best to make each and every stay great for you. Oh, and Nate already knows he is a rock star, but...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Avante was wonderful from start to finish. The excellent service began before I even got to the hotel! By checking in early online, all my requests were accommodated to prior to my actual arrival. I'd like to give the Front Desk Agent, Michelle a special shout out for her kind help & effortless effervescence, she had every detail noted...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Glad we could impress a fellow JDVer! Michelle rocks! Thanks for the 5 star review. Robin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was home for three nights while visiting family, and staff were invariably welcoming and responsive. Michelle in particular is warm and friendly: she goes above and beyond while making her work seem like something she does just because she loves people. The hotel is charming and little details are there for you in an intuitive way. Special requests were...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Julie D. I hope the visit with the family went well. Thank you so much for the 5 star review and for noticing all the unique and intuitive way we handle ourselves at Hotel Avante. Michelle is a joy to work with and I am so pleased she helped make your stay even more special. I hope we are...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first time staying at Hotel Avante and I found it very comfortable and quaint with little thoughtful gestures everyday, accompanied by a sincere eagerness and enthusiasm to make guests happy and keep them coming back. Nathan from guest services absolutely went above and beyond, was so helpful and friendly during my stay. Jonathan was also very kind...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Michelle A, Jonathan and Nathan are two of the many Rock Star team members we have at Avante, thanks for mentioning them. You also described us perfectly, charming, quirky and cozy. We are not a cookie cutter chain hotel and never want to be! Being unique is a good thing. We hire unique people who love what they do...

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

When visiting Silicon Valley, my company usually books me into midrange hotels on El Camino Real and I've had the misfortune of staying in some proper dumps. As such i was treating this trip with a degree of trepidation... Hotel Avante far exceeded my expectations (not hard) and was the perfect place to retire to after long days of stressful...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hi james_east, It looks like you need to tell your company to only book with us when you are in Mountain View! We will never be a dump and will always make sure you have a perfect stay. Thank you for your fantastic review and 5 stars. If your company does a lot of business in the area, let us...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Came here for a evening out as a couple, and it was the perfect fit. It was right on El Camino, BUT VERY Quite! It was centrally located in Mountain View, had EXCELLENT customer service, friendly staff and Very Good Free breakfast in the morning. Also, they have water and coffee 24/7 in the lobby, KEY! Thanks again for a...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lauren J. It is our pleasure to provide you with a wonderful stay. Thank you for selecting us and for the 5 star review. I'm happy you enjoyed the free breakfast and our daily changing fruit infused water served 24 hours a day. We look forward to your next couples get away in Mountain View. Robin Donovan General Manager

Amherst, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I had a booked an Airbnb ("Awesome Retreat in Palo Alto" which was anything but) and it was so bad we had to leave, even though the owner would not give us any refund. Found this hotel. It is really nice, great bed, Starbucks coffee in the room, full free breakfast, and, most importantly, great staff! Michele at the front...

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Joe G. Airbnb's loss is our win! I'm so glad you found us and the team took such wonderful care of you. Michelle is a gem along with all of our staff. I'm so happy you were upgraded and everything was perfect. Thank you for you kind words and 5 star review. See you next time. Robin Donovan General...

Northern California
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great place to stay. Clean and conveniently located. I stay at least once a year when I go to the Bridge School Benefit concert. Been staying there some 10 years now. Front desk very nice and helpful.

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rld9, General Manager at Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel, responded to this review

Hello LindsaysDad, We truly appreciate the loyalty and thank you for coming back to stay with us year after year. I'm sure you have seen many changes over the years and I hope they have all been positive. Thanks for the review and the 5 stars, see you next October! Robin Donovan General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Avante is a handsome oasis, ideally located in the bustling heart of Silicon Valley. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hotel Avante is inspired by Mid-Century stylings and contemporary urban lifestyles. Clever amenities throughout the guestrooms make them as efficient as they are comfortable. Special features throughout the hotel include our Hi-Fi Lounge, heated pool, hot tub, and courtyard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Address: 860 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
Region: United States > California > Mountain View
Price Range: $162 - $638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Avante, a Joie de Vivre Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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Also Known As:
Avante Hotel Mountain View
Avante Mountain View
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Mountain View
#5 Romantic Hotel in Mountain View
#6 Family Hotel in Mountain View
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“I always ask for the fourth floor, but that's my personal preference. This time I'm in a room on the third floor, and it's great too.”
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